JOLTS, THE: Haute Voltage: CD

Picked this up ’cause I thought it might be something new (or at least a “best of” or something) from the old mod band The Jolts, but this is a modern band from Vancouver. They call themselves “punk,” and I ain’t gonna argue with them on that point, but what I’m hearing musically draws just as much from the “rock” end of the spectrum as it does the “punk.” The songs are loud, tight, and very catchy, which means they weren’t painful to listen to and I’m betting they’re even better live. 

 –jimmy (www.hautevoltagerecordss.com)